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   Significant new MBA's are kinda overdue.  I bought a refurb 2013 i7 for less I think than a 2014 i5.  On the other hand, given their sales dominance  in the sector, and people paying less attention to specs over "user experience" these days, if Intel's told Apple that Skylake's out early 2nd quarter a chance they might wait....  ...but that may only be a very limited # of parts even if that would be Apple's inclination, so 70-30 we get Broadwell MBA's late first to...
Wow, five steps above the usual level of an AI thread.  I think every point (and counterpoint) to any I was thinking of has already been made.  Good job, y'all....
 He'd get my attention in a particular set of circumstances, totally a fresh breath in Corplandia among all the grey personalities, especially in the cellco world, tho' Tim looks to be settled in with a group he can work with for at least a few years to come, and most of the colorful PC revolutionaries are moved onto other pursuits, gone, or likely to retire in not that long (could Larry Ellison be thinking about packing it in?), and the first internet generation's getting...
Whenever Apple gets a new patent, people seem to forget it can be years before the patent's tech makes its way into products in whatever form...  ....and re prior art, this patent puts follow-on patents to it in the same position.... ...in tech you can never be too innovative (altho' you can come to market prematurely) or have too fat a patent portfolio....
 Doubtful.  Look at the size of the small phones slice.  And you can't get more than 32GB of memory on a 5s even it's your preferred form factor, let alone the processor, upgraded cam, built-in ApplePay capability, etc.  NTM, Apple customers tend to be more "forward-leaning," about adopting new technology, know a bit more about the capabilities they're buying, enjoying sporting the latest gear models - and run to the more affluent of phone buyers.... 
  The 5s is (soon to be was of course) the best selling phone model of all time. Apple may know that.   They kept the 5s to tide them over this year, and I imagine it's continuing to sell well since cheaper to acquire on contract and the appeal of the form factor to many.  Several of my friends have made that choice at least. So I think the odds of new 4" model (not a plastic C type) are fairly high.  And may have been planned before this year's models came out. I think...
 I've got two ideas unaddressed since at least Tiger and likely going back to 10.0 that they could spend a tiny bit of the monies involved on: 1. Add the choice of saving Grab's screenshots as JPG's so they can be posted to places TIFF's can't be (and it's not like they're super-hi-res files for archiving/advanced editing) Taking care of this neglected, leftover annoyance (which forces me to round-trip most of my grabs via Photoshop) would take one person a day or less I'd...
Thanks for the vid.  Sent it my unk, who's a retired IBMer.......and as for the contretemps between Watson and NCR that led to his being fired, there's a great historical followup to that story.... ....one that played out over a period of 70 or so years after the incident that led to IBM being formed.......so this is a dead thread and a longish story (it's long been clear that enterprise stuff doesn't much engage the readership base here plus an old post by now), but will...
To my knowledge, this strategic joint venture doesn't involve Watson nor integrating Siri with Watson smarts.  The notion keeps coming up because it intuitively sounds good.  And (in some way to come) could happen one suppose, tho Watson is not a massively parallel networked service for millions to simultaneously access at this point (I think). Ergo, Siri's not going on Jeopardy anytime soon, however appealing the potential seems.......and would you want all your Siri...
There's lots of legitimate reasons not to be, but I'm a Big Blue fan - my Uncle was a 35 year IBM'er, they were where THE computing science action was in my youth (I'm ooold), etc.  And for all the hostility to MS on these forums based on how they played back in the day, they also almost destroyed IBM in what I still feel was a play dirty fashion... ...acts IBM has never really fully recovered from.  So an unabashed soft spot.That said, IBM is in considerable trouble as an...
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